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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Amazon Encrypts Doorbells

 Long Awaited, we are just a bit more secure,  deserves it.

Amazon rolls out encryption for Ring doorbells  in ZDNet

Privacy advocates have been asking for Amazon to encrypt its popular Ring doorbells audio and video traffic, and Amazon is finally delivering it.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Zero Day | July 13, 2021 -- 19:02 GMT (12:02 PDT) | Topic: Security

Did you know that that handy video your Ring doorbell takes of anyone coming by your door isn't private? If you get a Ring Protect Plan, not only are your videos kept in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, your videos can still be seen by outsiders. A sufficiently motivated hacker, or your local police force, can easily watch who's walking by your door. Until now. Starting today in the US (and soon, throughout the world), you'll be able to encrypt your video stream to keep it private.

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This is done with Amazon's Video End-to-End Encryption (E2EE). If you decide to install this optional privacy feature, you'll need to install a new version of the Ring application on your smartphone. Once installed, it uses a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security system based on an RSA 2048-bit asymmetric account signing key pair. In English, the foundation is pretty darn secure....,

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